Karl Schmidt-Rottluff

1884 - 1976

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Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (Karl Schmidt until 1905; 1 December 1884 – 10 August 1976) was a German expressionist painter and printmaker; he was one of the four founders of the artist group Die Brücke. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Schmidt-Rottluff has received more than 137,666 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Karl Schmidt-Rottluff is the 374th most popular painter (up from 375th in 2019), the 1,018th most popular biography from Germany (down from 959th in 2019) and the 35th most popular German Painter.

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff is most famous for his paintings of landscapes, portraits, and still lifes. He was a member of the Die Brücke group.

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Among painters, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff ranks 374 out of 1,428Before him are Francesco Albani, Max Klinger, Cosimo Tura, François Clouet, Lovis Corinth, and Matthäus Merian. After him are Domenico Veneziano, Christian Krohg, Grant Wood, Palma Vecchio, Karel Appel, and Alessandro Allori.

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Among people born in 1884, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff ranks 38Before him are Prince Wilhelm, Duke of Södermanland, Rajendra Prasad, Otto Rank, Panait Istrati, Mammad Amin Rasulzadeh, and Étienne Gilson. After him are Petru Groza, Hugo Schmeisser, Clark L. Hull, Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Antonín Zápotocký, and Zinaida Serebriakova. Among people deceased in 1976, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff ranks 42Before him are René Cassin, Andrei Grechko, Lars Onsager, Yonatan Netanyahu, Prince Paul of Yugoslavia, and Dalton Trumbo. After him are Paul Lazarsfeld, João Goulart, Yukio Goto, Lin Yutang, Arnold Gehlen, and Eileen Gray.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff ranks 1,018 out of 5,289Before him are Erhard Heiden (1901), Sophia of Prussia (1870), Johann Jakob Froberger (1616), Frederick IV, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (1671), Johann Elert Bode (1747), and Anne Catherine of Brandenburg (1575). After him are Hedwig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp (1636), Rainer Weiss (1932), Beno Gutenberg (1889), Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744), Dorothea of Brandenburg (1430), and Louis I, Duke of Bavaria (1173).

Among PAINTERS In Germany

Among painters born in Germany, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff ranks 35Before him are Adam Elsheimer (1578), Hendrik Goltzius (1558), Stefan Lochner (1410), Paula Modersohn-Becker (1876), Erich Heckel (1883), and Max Klinger (1857). After him are Hans Burgkmair (1473), Anselm Kiefer (1945), Wilhelm Busch (1832), Wolf Vostell (1932), Veit Stoss (1450), and Gabriele Münter (1877).